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Thursday
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Food For Thought, “Concealed Shoes ” with M. Chris Manning

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“Concealed Shoes & Other Hidden Charms” with M. Chris Manning, NHA Obed Macy Research Chair
Thousands of examples of shoes, boots, and slippers deliberately concealed in buildings have been found in the United States and Europe. Concealed footwear are part of a folk practice believed to have served an apotropaic function, protecting a building and its occupants from bad luck or offering good luck and prosperity. Manning’s talk will discuss concealed footwear and others objects hidden in buildings, highlighting examples found on Nantucket.